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December 2017

Alumnus John Lally and Wife, Laura, Provide $1 Million Gift in Support of Football Program

December 21, 2017

Alumnus and Syracuse football letterwinner John Lally ’82 and his wife, Laura, are giving back to new generations of student-athletes through generous support of the football program. The couple has made a significant gift of $1 million that will go toward reconditioning the turf athletic practice field, renovations to the football complex, and other improvements. A graduate of the Whitman Read more

King Family Gift Supports Architecture Reading Room Renovation, Renaming

December 1, 2017

Dean of Libraries David Seaman and School of Architecture Dean Michael Speaks have announced a generous gift from Russell A. King ’52 and his late wife, Joan “Jiggy” King ’50, to create the King + King Architecture Library Endowed Support Fund. The gift is in celebration of the 150th anniversary of King + King Architects. Founded in 1868 by Archimedes Read more

Alumnus Kwang Tan, Ph.D., Makes $3.5 Million Gift in Support of Student Health, Wellness and Recreation

December 1, 2017

A $3.5 million gift from alumnus Kwang Tan G’73, Ph.D., will help ensure Syracuse University students have access to comprehensive health, wellness and recreation services and resources for generations to come. Tan’s gift will support significant renovations to Archbold Gymnasium, which includes the creation of the Barnes Center at The Arch, a new state-of-the-art, health, wellness and recreation complex. The Read more

November 2017

Five College Of Engineering & Computer Science Professors Honored with Endowed Professorships

November 13, 2017

On Friday, Nov. 3, professors Jesse Bond, Dacheng Ren, Biao Chen, Jae Oh and Young Moon from the College of Engineering & Computer Science were formally inducted as endowed professors. Dean Teresa Abi-Nader Dahlberg and Provost Michelle Wheatly recognized the professors and the generous benefactors who supported the endowments. Chemical engineering Professor Bond was inducted as the Gustav A. Mezger Read more

October 2017

Alumnus Honored by Son with Creation of Endowed Scholarship Fund

October 30, 2017

An alumnus is being honored by his son who has established a scholarship in his father’s name to support student-athletes pursuing graduate work in education or service-based fields. The $1.5 million endowment is being provided by Brian Grossman in honor of his father, Dr. Murray Grossman ’43, G’45, who served as medical consultant to Syracuse University Athletics for 25 years. Read more

Phyllis Backer Foundation Establishes Named Professorship in Jewish Studies

October 26, 2017

A major gift from The Phyllis Backer Foundation will enhance the depth and breadth of modern Jewish studies at Syracuse University. The foundation has made a $1.5 million gift to establish The Phyllis Backer Professor of Jewish Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences (A&S). A national search will be launched for a teacher-scholar fluent in topics relating to Read more

Boost the ’Cuse Is a Resounding Success

October 23, 2017

Expectations for Syracuse University’s first-ever day of giving were high, and the Orange community exceeded all of them. By all accounts, the October 17 Boost the ’Cuse effort was a resounding success. Thousands of alumni, parents, students, faculty, staff and friends made gifts during SU’s 24 hours of giving to ensure future generations of SU students have access to a Read more

Mission Accomplished! Syracuse University Soars in First-Ever Giving Day

October 18, 2017

Thank you! The Syracuse University community came together to make Tuesday an extraordinary day. Boost the ’Cuse, Syracuse’s 24 hours of giving, launched with an initial goal of 1,870 donors, and the historic day ended with nearly double that: 3,568 donors who raised $1,769,780 for Syracuse University, unlocking all of the additional funds made possible by a generous challenge gift Read more

Boost the ’Cuse Mission Is Go for Launch!

October 10, 2017

We are one week away from Boost the ’Cuse—Syracuse University’s first ever 24-hour giving day on Oct. 17. As you read last week, a $500,000 gift from Syracuse University Life Trustee Daniel A. D’Aniello ’68 will ensure that your gifts on that day have an even greater impact. Otto’s been training to lead this important mission for several weeks. Watch Read more

Einhorn Family Walk to Be Dedicated Oct. 7 During Orange Central

October 5, 2017

A striking new campus landmark completed as part of the Campus Framework, the Einhorn Family Walk will be dedicated during a ceremony Saturday, Oct. 7, at 10 a.m. The event will take place during Orange Central. The Einhorn Family Walk was supported by a gift from University Trustee Steven ’64, G’67, and Sherry Einhorn ’65. Steven Einhorn is the chair Read more

Syracuse Life Trustee Launches University’s First Giving Day With $500,000 Gift

October 3, 2017

The generosity of Daniel A. D’Aniello ’68, a University Life Trustee, and his wife, Gayle, is the catalyst behind the launch of Boost the Cuse, Syracuse University’s first ever Giving Day on Oct. 17. The D’Aniello family has pledged $500,000 to match new or additional gifts. “We are honored to have the opportunity to energize this one-day, all-hands-on-deck effort to Read more

September 2017

Search Underway for Director of Renée Crown University Honors Program

September 26, 2017

The College of Arts and Sciences has opened a national search for the next director of the Renée Crown University Honors Program. The college is actively seeking expressions of interest and nominations for this position. An all-University program administered by the College of Arts and Sciences (A&S), the Honors Program provides intellectual challenge and curricular enrichment through seminars, courses (including Read more

Billboard Magazine Lists Bandier Program among Best Music Business Schools

September 20, 2017

The Newhouse School’s Bandier Program has been named to Billboard magazine’s list of 15 Best Music Business Schools In 2017. The Bandier Program combines the study of the business of music, media, marketing and entrepreneurship with hands-on experiences to prepare students for a successful career in the music industry. Established at Syracuse University in 2006, the program recently moved to Read more

Alumni Engagement, Increased Donor Support Propel Syracuse Past FY17 Fundraising Goals

September 12, 2017

Private gifts to Syracuse University in fiscal year 2017 showed a dramatic 25 percent increase over fiscal year 2016 and helped the University exceed its ambitious $125 million fundraising goal. The gifts raised this year include $125.7 million in gifts, pledges and gifts-in-kind, highlighted by the University’s spring and fiscal year-end campaign, known as Make Your Mark, which resulted in Read more

Alumni Dan and Kathy Mezzalingua Support University, Student Scholars through $5.25 Million Gift

September 5, 2017

University Trustee Dan Mezzalingua ’60 and his wife, Kathy G’62, are generously supporting future generations of high-achieving students at Syracuse University through a $5.25 million gift for undergraduate financial aid. Their support is directed to Opportunity Syracuse, a $40 million fundraising effort for new student scholarships. Opportunity Syracuse is part of Invest Syracuse: Advancing Academic Excellence and Student Experience, a Read more

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